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>>> the cabinet reshuffle continues, and next in the hot seat, jack lew. it is wednesday, january 9th, and this is "now." >>> joining me today, "rolling stones" eric bates, heather mcgee, former traveling press secretary for the obama campaign jen psaki, and the effortlessly elegant msnbc contributor jonathan capehart of "the washington post." at a time of great fiscal uncertainty and belt tightening, president obama is poised to nominate as the next treasury secretary a man who brings his lunch to work every day, a cheese sandwich and apple to be precise, president obama will reportedly tap jack lew tomorrow to replace timothy geithner. lew would take over on the eve of another debt ceiling battle. in round one during the summer of 2011, boehner's top staffer called lew's debt ceiling negotiations disrespectful and dismissive. according to david plouffe, that is because jack knows the numbers and republicans couldn't pull a fast one. two names are being floated to replace lew, dennis mcdonagh, currently his deputy national security adviser and ron klain. but the latest cabinet nomi
for pick for the new treasury secretary. it's believed to be jack lew. that is who he will nominate. chief congressional correspondent mike emanuel looks at the lew pros and cons tonight from the white house. >> two sources close to the process say white house chief of staff jack lew is expected to be nominated by the end of the week. publicly, jay carney avoided getting ahead of president obama. >> i don't have a timetable for any other personnel announcements but i have no new information. or any change information on secretary geithner departure. >> sources say lew is up with of the president's favorites because of the sharp knowledge of the federal budget and no drama style. capitol hill republicans say lew gained a reputation for being arrogant and rigid in the 2011 dead ceiling fight. the top republican predicts a bumpy confirmation process because lew is too political in the capitol hill testimony. >> he refused to acknowledge basic financial certainly and spun numbers in a way that benefited president. he did not show credibility he wants in the cabinet position. >> the confirmatio
some on capitol hill. correspondent shannon bream on the nomination of jack lew. >> i cannot think of a better person to continue tim's work at treasury than jack lew. >> reporter: president obama nominating a new man to head the treasury department but signaling plans to continue with the fiscal policy the administration relied on in the first term. white house says lew has a keen understanding of domestic and international issues that impact the u.s. economy and point to the track record. >> under president clinton he presided over three budget surpluses in a row. with the talk of deficit reduction, making sure the boog are balanced this is the guy who did it. three times. >> reporter: republican opponent, senator jeff sessions chief among them say jack lew is the wrong man for the job and without then house speaker newt gingrich refusing to allow more government spending the budget achievements would never have happened. sessions without qualification, accuses lew of lying to congress when testifying about the president's fiscal policy and plans. >> he is consistently and delibe
voice vowing to block jack lew, coming up we'll have an opportunity to speak with bernie sanders liberal leaning independent who says lew is wrong for america's middle tax. >>> john boehner inviting president obama to deliver the state of the u.n. i don't address to the joint congress february the 12th. a couple of weeks away. >>> president obama is meetinging with afghanistan president hamid karzai at the white house. how many u.s. troops should stay in afghanistan after 2014, if any at all. we'll talk more about that. >>> plus, the flu, now widespread in nearly all 50 states and even if you did not get vaccinated. there's a chance you could still get sick? we'll bring you the details. >>> the big question of you, do you think the hollywood and gaming industry will be as on stin at as the nra when it comes to finding solutions to gun violence? sometimes what we suffer from is bigger than we think ... like the flu. with aches, fever and chills- the flu's a really big deal. so why treat it like it's a little cold? there's something that works differently than over-the-counter remedies. pr
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as jack lew is somebody who served as chief of staff. he was budget director before that. he served in hillary clinton's state department. he does not have a deep background and ties to wall street and business. he's a creature of congress, made his name in washington working for tip o'neal, the house speaker. very hard working, very key, very bright. republicans found him a difficult negotiators in some of the budget talks over the last couple of years, but i would expect, andrew, that he's going to be confirmed pretty handily even though he'll have difficult questions in his confirmation hearing. >> john, how disappointed -- and perhaps now, but it appears that the business community seems disappointed, if you read "the wall street journal" editorial page today. there's a sense of disappointment that the president didn't pick somebody from the business community, somebody with more experience in the world of finance private sector as joe would say. >> i understand the disappointment because they want one of theirs. but, you know, president obama wants one of his in that job. when
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personnel announcements, the president does. secondly, i would say that jack lew, who is the president's chief of staff, has been and continues to be an extremely valuable adviser to the president. >> that was press secretary day carney, punking the white house press corp, and not announcing that the president plans to announce jack lew to replace tim geithner. the president is expected to do that tomorrow. and hilda solis announced she will resign, while attorney general eric holder announced he will stay on for a second term. jay carney was asked this question about jack lew. >> working on a signature. >> the treasury secretary's signature, you see, appears on all reserve notes, dollar bills during his tenure. here is jack lew's signature, it really is. and here is what jack lew's signature would look like on a dollar bill. not everybody can have the style of john hancock. it was once said that the president had the handwriting that neared that of an illiterate. and of course, there is this, that signature? it may be more legible than jack lew, tim geithner's signature became the ver
chief of staff, jack lew, to be the next treasury secretary but the announcement is drawing attention to the makeup of the president's second-term cabinet. it's on track to be dominated by men. our white house correspondent brianna keilar is joining us from the white house. what is the white house saying about all of this? >> reporter: wolf, the white house has been asked about this quite a bit. white house press secretary jay carney has said that the president believes diversity is important and he's highlighted that there are a number of women serving in the white house and in the administration and indeed there are, wolf, and there's lack of topics in his cabinet. president obama choose a trusted insider to replace timothy geithner as treasury secretary. >> under president clinton, he presided over three budget surpluses in a row. so for all of the talk out there about deficit reduction, making sure our books are balanced, this is the guy who did it three times. >> reporter: jack lew, obama's chief of staff and former budget director, has been by the president's side through bruisi
get away with it. >> the president's can natural takes place. jack lew will be nominated to replace tim geithner. >> and today a team of federal investigators are focusing on why a commuter ferry slammed into a manhattan peer. people were wounded, one critically. >> people were on the ground. >> there's been an explosion in greece claiming the car booming is related to the defense ministry. >> a dozen of killer whales are trapped under sea ice. >> oscar nominations are out, "lincoln" leading with 12. >> barry bonds, roger clemmen, sammy sosa all face accusations of steroid use shut out by the baseball hall of fame. >> off the window to himself! >> turning on the channel right now. >> they clearly don't know the contact. >> all of that matters. >> hillary clinton made the first public comments after off a month dealing with a concussion and blood clot. >> i'm thrilled to be back. >> the president hosted a screening of 1600 penn with send tars who keep embarrassing the white house. as joe biden put it, why is everything looking? >>> welcome to "cbs this mor
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about why the president would choose luke? >> well, jack lew a favorite of president obama because he has serious knowledge of the federal budgets. he has a no drama style. he has been serving this president in a very high profile capacity since president obama took office as white house chief of staff and before that as the director of the office of management and budget. lew has served as director of those two big jobs. bottom line is we are told that he is well-trusted well regarded here at the white house, shep? >> probably not a household name everywhere but well known in washington, jack lew. >> no question about that certainly with those two high profile jobs here at the obama administration over the past four years has been engaged in some tough negotiations with lawmakers on capitol hill. this photo we are showing you is from new year's eve. is he on the right wearing glasses and a blue tie. and bottom line the top republican on the senate budget committee says while he offered this prediction about the confirmation battle. >> it is a bumpy confirmation process. i think the a
: this could be a battle, a battle over the president's nomination for jack lew as treasury secretary. republican senator jeff sessions has become the first senator that vows to vote no on that nomination. white house spokesman jay carney with this comment just yesterday that got some attention about our out of control debt. >> most importantly, because deficit reduction is not a goal, a worthy goal unto itself this is all about making our economy stronger and making it more productive and allowing it to create even more jobs. i mean that is the most important thing when it comes to economic policy as far as the president's concerned. bill: okay. steve hayes, senior writer, "weekly standard", fox news contributor. interesting comment i think at a minimum. specifically on senator sessions, strong words. lew must never be treasury secretary. he calls outrage just testimony, testimony that he doctors false, that lew gave to the senate budget committee two years ago. there is baseline of information we need to share first of all. what is that about the testimony? >> well, i think the thin
obama tapped jack lew to be the next secretary of the treasury. lew, a man i believe of good and strong values, currently is the president's white house chief of staff. before that he was director of the office of management and budget. the president urged congress to confirm him quickly. >> jack has my complete trust. i know i'm not alone in that. in the words of one former senator, having lew on your team is the equivalent as a coach of having the luxury of putting somebody at almost any position and knowing he will do well, and i could not agree more. >> that man standing there, jack lew, looks exactly the same when he was 25 years old working next to me in tip o'neill's office, exactly the same. i don't believe it. lew's nomination signals the president is putting on the upcoming budget battles with congress. we'll be right back. for over 60,000 california foster children, nights can feel long and lonely. i miss my sister. i miss my old school. i miss my room. i don't want special treatment. i just wanna feel normal. to help, sleep train is collecting pajamas for foster children, bi
. if confirmed, you'll be seeing a lot more of this. that is jack lew's looping signature on every new green back that is printed. it's been described as a slinky that lost its spring. lew says he'll make his name more legible if he does get the job. >>> and vice president joe biden meets with the nra today as the debate over gun violence intensifies. it could be a tough sell since the group already says it opposes any new restrictions. among those speaking out is new york's governor. andrew cuomo is urging lawmakers in his state to close loopholes on the state's assault weapons ban. >> this is not taking away people's guns. i own a gun. i own a remington shotgun. i've hunted. i've shot. that's not what this is about. it is about ending the unnecessary risk of high capacity assault rifles. that's what this is about. >> he was quite fired up today. yesterday rather. results of a new study are sure to fuel the already intense debate over guns. the u.s. sees far more violent deaths than any other wealthy nation. due in part to the widespread possession of firearms and the practice of storing them un
, but president obama could announce his new pick for treasury secretary as soon as today. jack lew is reportedly the current's -- could be his nominee. he's currently the chief of staff, also a former budget director, as well. insiders say he's the best person to take on the many looming battles with congress that are coming up, including the battles over the debt ceiling and those pending budget cuts. if confirmed, you'll be seeing a lot more of this. that is jack lew's looping signature on every new green back that is printed. it's been described as a slinky that lost its spring. lew says he'll make his name more legible if he does get the job. >>> and vice president joe biden meets with the nra today as the debate over gun violence intensifies. it could be a tough sell since the group already says it opposes any new restrictions. among those speaking out is new york's governor. andrew cuomo is urging lawmakers in his state to close loopholes on the state's assault weapons ban. >> this is not taking away people's guns. i own a gun. i own a remington shotgun. i've hunted. i've shot. that's not
his long-time chief of staff, jack lew, to be the next treasury secretary. so far, the only huge controversy surrounding the harvard educated two-time head of omb is his signature, which has been affectionately compared to a 6-month-old less loose with a crayon. if lew is confirmed, that signature goes right on the money. >>> starting pictures dread it, baseball fans know it well, it's the call of the bullpen and it may never be the same. t-mobile handing out samsung galaxy smartphones to major league teams to replace the handset and the cord. and since the call to the bullpen itself is sponsored these days, and seemingly everything in baseball is sponsored these days, they couldn't pass up this opportunity to step boldly into the cordless future. >>> finally, the headline on the forbes website is scary. it reads, doom's day astroid bigger than expected. they're talking about a football-field-sized astroid called 99942 apophis, and while it will pass by tonight, when it comes back in the year 2029, it will pass so close, just over 30,000 miles, it's going to be visible in broad d
control laws. >>> the president today will nominate his chief of staff jack lew to be treasury secretary. lew used to be his budget director. if confirmed by the senate he'll replace timothy dwight mer. meanwhile labor secretary hilda solis announced yesterday she will be resigning. her replacement has not been chosen yet. >>> officials say a commuter ferry yesterday just had a major overhaul. they don't know if that had any role in the accident that injured dozens of parliamentarians. jim axelrod is at the terminal in lower manhattan. jim? >> reporter: good morning, charlie. we have pictures of the ferry taken just a short while ago, being guided into a dock in atlantic highlands, new jersey, where this investigation will continue. as we say, things back to normal at the dock here, but on wednesday morning the routine took a troubling turn. the crash occurred at 8:45 a.m. as it was docking at pier 11 after a routine crossing of new york bay. >> what it did was hit the right side of the boat on the dock hard, like a bomb. >> reporter: many of the vessel's passengers were waiting. the imp
shape as his second term begins. hilda soleis announced she will be leaving, and jack lew will be nominated to replace tim geithner. >>> a developing story north of the border, residents in canada are pleading or outside help to rescue a group of whales trapped in sea ice. right now, the mammals are gathered around a single hole in the ice. the villagers are can go the canadian government to send an ice breaker quickly top a team from the canada fishery department is expected to arrive today. >>> now, for a look at the weather. it is kind of depressing, hopefully, they fare okay. dylan dreyer is here with the weather. >> thank you, good to be back. weatherwise, the east coast enjoying a really nice january thaw. in fact by the time we get to the weekend, temperatures will be well above average perhaps as much as 20 degrees. right now, we're talking about a lot of rain and it's falling around louisiana especially. yesterday, we picked up two to three inches of rainfall across parts of eastern texas. now, that heavy rain is going to sit over louisiana, through arkansas and e
want to bring up the subject of treasury secretary designate, nominee, that would be, jack lew, a lot of fanfare and applause and most likely gets confirmed, that's an opinion. i say, let's start with you, carol, on this one, i say it makes absolutely no difference to president obama's economic policy. which is tax the rich, do not cut spending and ignore the debt. first to you, carol. >> i think that's right. obviously, jack lew has been president obama's right-hand man and one of the reasons put out for his nomination is that he understands the mechanics of budgets. however, if we look back at the budgets over the past, whether it be four years, decade or even further, there hasn't been a balanced budget, so whether he understands the mechanics or not, it's still not solving our problems. as treasury secretary, he's sitting over the irs and the national debt unless we get some meaningful change here, which i do not anticipate, i feel like this nomination's not going to make a whole lot of difference. stuart: carol, i'm very glad you agree with me and sure that kirsten will agree wit
position and knowing he will do well. >> but right on cue, here comes the republican outrage. jack lew must never become the secretary to the president. >> i've got a news flash for republicans. that's called being chief of staff. of course jack lew served the president. of course he's in the inner circle. that was his job. he was chief of staff. but this is now the gop's default reaction. opposed to everything the president does, no matter what it is. joining me now is joan walsh, editor at large of salon.com and former pennsylvania governor ed rendell now an nbc news analyst. thank you both for being here tonight. >> thank you, reverend al. >> governor, is this the best the gop's got? just don't do whatever? is the strategy going to succeed? >> first of all, it's pathetic. the american people understand traditionally, a president gets to the point he thinks the people will best serve him in the country. the only way they should be confirmed is if there's something in their background that's criminal. something in their background that's irresponsible. but jaek lew has been a good public s
for the second term. this afternoon, he'll announce that white house chief of staff, jack lew, is his pick for treasury secretary. that means for the first time in years, all of the premier cabinet positions will be covered by money. jon karl is covering the shuffle in the white house. good morning, jon. >> reporter: good morning, george. some critics aring le inlooking emerging second-term cabinet and wondering, where are the women? today, jack lew for treasury secretary. earlier this week, chuck hagel for defense. and john brennan for cia. and before that, john kerry for secretary of state. four top appointments since the election. four men. and then, this. "the new york times" published the white house photograph wednesday, showing the president speaking with top advisers in the oval office. ten people visible, all men. and late wednesday, labor secretary, hilda solis announced she's leaving. the third woman in the cabinet heading for the exits. all this prompted "washington post" columnist, ruth marcus, to quip, it's "mad men" goes to washington, except peggy's leaving. >> it's time fo
's not any one of these appointments you could look at and say well, that didn't make sense. jack lew makes sense at treasury. it made sense to replace peter orszag, gene spurling and then austin goolsby with allen krueger. you have to wonder, can it really be the case that this white house, after four very difficult years in which people are very tired, in which they're very burnt out, in which they've been worn down by endless battles with the republicans, and in which the sort of natural dynamics of group thinking in a tightly knit administration have taken over, can it really be the case if they can benefit from bringing in new people with new voices and new experiences and a fresh perspective? a lot of people i talk to, some of them former members of the administration, think at this point that it is a big problem, that at this point the president needs to get out of his comfort zone in some of these appointments particularly on the economics side and bring in folks with a new perspective. yet that's balanced by the fact that they don't think jack lew is a bad guy or going to be a bad
will go to the ap. >> it has been widely reported that jack lew was the president's choice for commerce secretary. -- treasury secretary. [inaudible] >> let me say two things. i do not make cabinet level presences. the president does. i will not get ahead of the president. when he is ready to make an announcement about his next treasury secretary, he will make an announcement. secondly i would say jack lew has been and continues to be an extremely valuable adviser to the president. over the quarter of a century he has been an integral part of some of the most important budgetary, financial and fiscal agreements in washington. he was there when social security was reformed, he was there when tax reform passed at the table. in the 1980's. he was the cabinet level director of omb for president clinton. when our budget was balanced for the first time in a generation. he served as deputy secretary of state. he has served as omb director, overseeing some important agreements and planning a major role in achieving them. that was for more than a year. he's been a very capable chief of staff. i
of who is going to be in the president's cabinet. jack lew is the likely nominee. if he picks lew it could set the stage for another contentious confirmation battle. is there any other kind these days, mike emanuel? it seems like everybody that is being picked with the sepgs of senator kerry looks like a tough battle on capitol hill tell us a little bit more about this. >> reporter: good afternoon to you, as you look the at recent nominations these people are all obama people and jack lew has served this president as director of the office of management and budget and white house chief of staff. we are told it is all but a done deal for jack lew to replace timothy geithner as treasury secretary. lew has become a favorite of the president because he has sharp knowledge of the federal budget and his style is no drama. his confirmation would likely be taking place during some bruising budget fight and as congress considers increasing the nation's credit card the debt limit from the podium the white house press secretary has avoided getting ahead of mr. obama. >> i have no other annou
serving as the first hispanic woman cabinet secretary. and president obama is expected to nominate jack lew for budget secretary. >>> and if he is confirmed, we could see a lot more of this. lew's looping signature on every new greenback that is printed. it's been described as a slinky that lost its spring. but lew says he'll work at improving his penmanship if he gets the job. >>> and secretary of state hillary clinton, another departing cabinet member, says that doesn't mean she's retiring. at her first official appearance after battling a blood clot, clinton said she's just, quote, stepping off the fast track for a little while. >>> a couple from a new york neighborhood devastated by hurricane sandy is waking up in a new home this morning. burt and jean metz had just invested their life savings into upgrading their house in sandy point. then, sandy struck and four feet of water poured in. they lost everything. a volunteer group stepped in to help and showed off their work yesterday. look at that. >> bet they're feeling good. always good to be back home. so, congrats to them. >>> time
a few minutes. media sources are saying it's white house chief of staff jack lew to replace outgoing treasury secretary tim geithner. you can see live coverage on the companion network, c-span. this week at six eastern on c-span2 we are featuring past programs to read to the supreme court justice antonin scalia on the book making your case the art of persuading judges and gives advice to lawyers on presenting oral argument. then at seven eastern it's another programs to convert >> back in the private student lending markets. you saw a lot of families who were not necessarily going to the colleges and another student was going to say in music school i wrote an article about a gardiner who said his son to college, the first in the family to go to college. the dad made about $21,000 a year in family income and he was able to borrow 6 feet to six figures for his son. there was no underwriting. and this lender by the way settled with the attorney general's office because i don't know if you remember, it was called the preferred lender list where the lender's word in some cases accused of
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